Forms & Downloads

Course Application

Lesson Plan (full) (full) [pdf]
Lesson Plan (cover sheet only)
Training Schedule [pdf]

Applying for POST Credit

In-Service Training Roster [pdf]
Specialized Training Substitution Form [pdf]
Application for College-University Credit [pdf]

New Officer Application

Application for Officer Certification [pdf]
Confirmation of Medical Examination [pdf]
Confirmation of Psychological Examination [pdf]
Pre-Employment Use of Previous Psychological/Medical Request Form [pdf]
Instructions for Submitting Pre-Employment Documents [pdf]
TN Service Code Form- Identogo [pdf]
Agency Background and NDI Acknowledgment Form [pdf]
Background Checks – Senate Bill No. 265 (National Index Database Requirement) [pdf]

Application for Specialized Certifications

Application for Training Officer [pdf]
Application for Instructor Certification [pdf]
E-mail completed applications to Shana Roberts at

Waiver Forms

Pre-Employment Waiver Forms:
Change of Academy Waiver Request Form [pdf]
Criminal Record Waiver Request Form [pdf]
Military Discharge Waiver Request Form [pdf]
Six-Month Waiver Request Form [pdf]
Substitution of Basic Training (Transition Waiver Request Form) [pdf]
Waivers for Transition should be included with pre-employment paperwork and submitted via ACADIS. For questions regarding Transition, please contact Kathy Greer at
In-Service Waiver Forms:
Eight-Month Waiver Request Form [pdf]
In-Service Waiver Request Form [pdf]
Medical Waiver for In-Service Request Form [pdf]
Military Deployment In-Service Waiver Request Form [pdf]
In-Service waivers should be submitted with the annual Salary Supplement request. Contact Kat Cooper at with in-service waiver or salary supplement questions.


Please fill out the POST Decertification Request on the Acadis Portal under the Academy Resources tab.

Salary Supplement

How to Submit Your Salary Supplement Online [pdf]
ONLINE SUBMISSION ONLY:  Salary Supplement Roster Form [xlsm]
ONLINE SUBMISSION ONLY:  Salary Supplement Agency Request Form [pdf]
2024 Training Plan Notification [pdf]

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act  (LEOSA)

Please mail all LEOSA packets with your checks to:

Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission
3025 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN  37214-2217


Upon your LEOSA application being processed, your LEOSA card will be emailed to the email address provided on your application.

If you have any questions, please contact LaTonya Shelton at (615) 532-0668. 

Initial LEOSA Application & Instructions [pdf]
LEOSA Renewal Application & Instructions [pdf]
LEOSA Firearms Instructors

The following is an update on the IdentoGo site closures given the current COVID-19 situation.  We want to assure you that there is nothing more important than the safety and health of our partner agencies and applicants.

Here are two lists, one listing additional site closures and the other listing operational sites.  Applicants may also call the state agency enrollment center at (855) 226-2937 for questions regarding appointment availability.

Open Sites

Closed Sites

If an applicant does not live near an operational site, here is a set of instructions detailing a different printing method. 

If you have any questions, please contact LaTonya Shelton at (615) 741-2241.


The Recruitment and Retention Grant (through the POST Commission) is designed to support making Tennessee the best state for law enforcement in the United States by attracting quality applicants from other states, as well as previously certified and new officers within Tennessee. This program will attempt to hire 1,000 police officers per year until the state’s law enforcement agencies could reduce staffing deficits caused by attrition, as well as provide bonuses to a minimum of 3,000 new law enforcement officers. 

The TLETA Cost Sharing Grant will help reduce the cost to local law enforcement agencies when a new officer is sent to

the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, and for other training and professional development expenses. This includes three critical areas of assistance for local law enforcement agencies including paid tuition for Basic Police School, daily working uniforms and physical fitness gear, and assistance for incidental training expenses to offset ancillary costs of training new personnel.

Click here for more information.

Click here to complete an interest form.  Please select which grant(s) you are interested in and we will get the process started on our end. 

Please return your form to as soon as possible so your application can be processed in a timely fashion.

 If you have any questions, you can email or call 615-741-8546.

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